Dell punts £199 10in netbook
Takes price fight to Acer, Asus et al
Dell is now offering a 10in netbook for a pound under 200 quid.
The Inspiron Mini 10v lacks the internet tablet-oriented Intel Atom Z-series processor of the existing Mini 10, replacing it with the Atom N270.
Dell Inspiron Mini 10v: N270 CPU but a more crammed display
To get the price down under 200 quid, Dell has dropped the 10's 160GB hard drive for an 8GB SSD, replace the 1024 x 600 display with a 1024 x 576 model, and pre-loaded the mini laptop with Linux: Ubuntu 8.04, to be precise.
If you'd rather have XP, you can select the next model up. It's priced at £279 and includes a 160GB HDD. The base Mini 10 comes in at £299.
All 10s and 10vs come with 1GB of 533MHz DDR 2 memory, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and graphics powered by an integrated Intel GMA 950 core. ®
Vert interesting but waiting
I was really excited about the whole netbook thing when it started and still want one but I’m since I do not need one I’m going to with until the end of the year when the V.2 of the products are all out and there is proper competition. Also, some of the parts I desire (better resolution on screens) will actually be available to the manufacturers at a reasonable price.
Also, assuming it does what it says on the tin, once Ion is out there the gloves will be off on video performance. As I expect for me a netbook would be a web/email system, some simple web design and also a media client plugged into the TV, connecting to the server.
My max budget is £200 so this Mini 10 would be perfect except for the screen and video performance. Still for the £200 price it’s about the best out there.
£279 with XP and a PROPER HD? same as most others then!
8G SSD is neither use nor ornament. If you'd rather have XP, you can select the next model up. It's priced at £279 and includes a 160GB HDD, making it cost pretty much the same as all other cheapy netbooks!
Nothing to see here.
Nice price point, hope it goes well.
Why on earth would Dell ensure that their product, using a Linux OS that they helped certify, runs an OS which doesn't get them any money, they don't support and that it is acually a breach of said OS suppliers EULA to install on anything othe than a Mac?
And I'm sure the thought of a couple of thousand of people putting OS X on it would really make them change their minds...
Talk about fanboy.
Anyway, that screen is crap, but as a simple home server.....well, interesting thought.
Does Dell know who makes Ubuntu?
Check the specs on the site, it says.
"Microsoft Operating System
So when did M$ star producing Ubuntu!